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Robinson calls for discipline


Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson has warned his side to be disciplined when they tackle Argentina in Wellington on Sunday seeking to progress from World Cup Pool B.

Scotland have won three of the last four games against the Pumas, who triumphed when the teams met at the quarter-final stage of the 2007 tournament in Paris.

The head coach said: "What's happened in the past has happened. It's about what happens in the 80 minutes on Sunday."

Robinson expects a tight contest - just two of the previous 12 Test meetings between the sides have been settled by a score in double figures - and knows a high penalty count could trouble his side as they aim for a third win of the World Cup and a place in the last eight.

He added: "Both sides can play well under pressure. The side that keeps their discipline under pressure will be the side that wins this game.

"It will be vitally important that we are able to keep our discipline."

The wind at the Wellington Regional Stadium, a port-side location renowned for swirling breezes, could have an impact on kicking at goal and out of hand.

Robinson added: "What we've seen here is that it gets quite gusty, so it will change and it will change in specific parts of the pitch. We've got to be able to make decisions at key times depending on what's happening with the wind.

"It's the same for both sides - you just get on and you play with it. Our kickers have kicked well today so we're pleased with that."